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Today's Opinions

  • A student's plea: Save our coach

    Editor: My name is Cheri, some know me by C.J. At this current moment I'm an 11th grade student here at Chiefland High school. I wanted next year to be the best year here for me and a lot of other students at Chiefland High, knowing that it is going to be the last year for a lot of us. Unfortunately it won't be. Why, you ask? Well, it's not that we are taking a cut in games for some sports, or that the lunches may not always be what we expect them to be, even though they have been a lot better. No, it's neither. It won't be such a good year here because some of our teachers have been cut.

  • Still one person short

    Maybe we should all send maps to Florida Gov. Charlie Crist with Levy County circled.

    Apparently, the governor has forgotten that we are still here.

    Last fall, the governor suspended two county commissioners who faced federal indictments. He also had a vacancy on the Levy County School Board after a member resigned.

    After several months, the governor finally filled the School Board seat and one of the County Commission spots in early March.

    That left us with one County Commission vacancy.

  • Some things change, but others...

    Let's see. Where were we?

    It was late in 2006 when I wrote a column saying I was leaving to become the editor in Williston, within the same company.

    Prophetically, the last sentence of that column read, "You won't get rid of me that easily." I was referring to the fact that my column would still appear occasionally, not realizing that someday I would be sitting here in the same office doing it again.

    So my first couple of days I drove around to see what had changed.

  • Levy officials kept them safe

    To the editor:

    The citizens of Fowler’s Bluff are happy to be watching the waters of the Suwannee River recede after recent flooding. Although water is still over the roads and inside lower levels of about 15 homes, the worst of the inconveniences has passed. The cooperation among neighbors has been outstanding in helping everyone prepare for and exist during flooding.

  • Police officer got to the matter

    Editor:s Note: This letter was directed to the Police Chief, Mayor, City Commissioners, and the Chiefland Citizen.

    To the editor:

    I am writing to express my gratitude for the fine job that officer Nick Viaggio and police staff of Chiefland did in coming to the aid of our hotel Holiday Inn Express. On numerous occasions the City of Chiefland Police Department has come to assist us in ensuring the safety of the guests visiting our great city.

  • Letters to the Editor

    To the editor:

    This story concerning Mr. Wayne Thomas is, to say the least, disturbing. Where were the parents of these young children? Surely they would have detected alcohol when these young girls came home. What this man did was unconscionable. The parents of these girls should be brought to account for their actions and why they allowed this to happen. Shame on you.

    Donna DeGroat

    Chiefland

     

  • Letters to the Editor

    To the editor:

    Like most Americans, family farmers and ranchers are affected by the current economic situation facing our nation. Unfortunately, farmers and ranchers face an added economic hardship: the federal estate taxes that come due when a family member dies.

  • Neva Mae Gribble

    Neva Mae Gribble, 84, of Chiefland died April 24, 2009 in Trenton.

    She was born Neva Mae Hapner in Shepherd, Mich. and moved to Florida in 1996.

    She was preceded in death by her husband Rex Potter in 1999 and husband Roy Gribble in 2004.

    She was a loving mother and grandmother.